The Wright Brothers experimented with more than 200 varieties of chardonnay before sacrificing the dream of wine flight for the dreary gasoline-centric version we know today. Rediscover the fermented skies with today’s deal: for $7, you get a wine flight and American nosh platter at St. Clair Winery and Bistro, located near Old Town (a $14.95 value).
St. Clair Winery and Bistro pairs a wide selection of New Mexico wines with elegant food in a relaxed, luxurious setting. Make sure that your tray table is in the upright and locked position when you choose six 1 oz. pours for your wine flight. Sample from more than 30 wines, including the cherry- and plum-inflected St. Clair meritage, the nosy and presumptuous DH Lescombes chenin blanc, and the nutty-but-nice Blue Teal sangiovese. Sip your wine as you enjoy the American nosh platter, St. Clair’s take on a European afternoon dining tradition. Savor sharp cheddar, swiss, and gouda cheeses, with grapes, nuts, chocolate, and kalamata olives rounding out the plate. Homemade crostinis serve as canoes for flavor passengers heading on a mouth voyage. See live jazz and soul Thursdays through Sundays. Enjoy your sommelier-style snacking in the bistro’s dining room, or swing from the grape vines decorating the outdoor patios. Contact the bistro for a reservation.
Fodor's reviewed St. Clair Winery and Bistro. TripAdvisors give it an average of 4.5 owl eyes, 92% of Urbanspooners recommend it, and OpenTable reviewers give it a 3.8-star average. Yelpers rate it an average of 3.5 stars:
- Every time I have been to St. Clair's I leave with a satisfied stomach and heart. The food is fantastic and the service is great. Whether I am there for lunch or dinner, I always enjoy my time there. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 10/07/2010
- Good lunch selections, and the nosh plates go great with the wine if you want to relax on the patio. – matyra, TripAdvisor
St. Clair Winery & Bistro
Florent and Hervé Lescombes carry on winemaking traditions created by six generations of vintners in the Lescombes family. The winery’s 120 acres of vineyards stretch across the high desert, where the temperate climate and fertile soil help produce 7–10 tons of grapes per acre. After maturing, the grapes travel back to the winery, where state-of-the-art equipment transforms them into more than 70 different wines, including Blue Teal and DH Lescombes. On weekends, live jazz acts play at St. Clair’s four local bistros, which serve French country dishes and gourmet fare. St. Clair's wine festivals invite patrons to crush grapes between their toes and try to catch falling sparks on their tongues at fireworks shows.
West Old Town
901 Rio Grand NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104Get Directions